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Okay, got the Neutral position switch, now what?
Posted 21 October 2009 - 06:10 AM
Posted 21 October 2009 - 10:31 PM
Neutral position switch came with new wiring harness because Soob has changed it somehow. So cost me more! I mean c'mon, $165 Cdn for the switch and then another $80 for the harness! Dumbfounded even the parts guys at the Soob dealership. Go figger.
I thought it would be a case of just pulling off the old one and putting on the new one...harness and all. But seems I need to be part electrical engineer to do this one too. :-\
Posted 22 October 2009 - 03:52 PM
But it would be a couple weeks until I could get it off.
Don't know about shipping to Canada, or if you could return what you have purchased.
Posted 22 October 2009 - 05:10 PM
2) Installation and adjustment of inhibitor switch
(1) Install the inhibitor switch to the transmission case.
Fit the projecting portion of the switch in the recessed
portion of the case, and tighten three bolts temporarily.
(2) Insert the range select lever into the shaft, and
tighten the nut.
47±5 N⋅m (4.8±0.5 kg-m, 34.7±3.6 ft-lb)
(3) With the selector lever set to “N” adjust the inhibitor
switch so that the hole of range select lever is
aligned with the inhibitor switch hole with ST.
ST 499267300 STOPPER PIN
Ensure that gauge moves properly.
(4) With hole aligned, tighten three bolts to secure the
3.4±0.5 N⋅m (0.35±0.05 kg-m, 2.5±0.4 ft-lb)
There is a hole in the side of the range select lever where this "stopper pin" is supposed to go. I think a small screw or piece of a coat hanger should work fine.
It goes through into a hole in the side of the switch. Once that lines up you tighten the bolts.
Posted 22 October 2009 - 11:00 PM
Posted 23 October 2009 - 11:44 AM
Posted 23 October 2009 - 08:58 PM
What symptoms are you getting?
Posted 24 October 2009 - 02:48 AM
Fit the switch and that will presumably cure the no crank at all problem, then you can get back to figuring out what the "crank and crank and no start". problem is.
For the crank but no start problem I'd still be suspecting that the ecu isn't getting it's crank signal when you are cranking it over. Perhaps the remote start is wired in wrong.
The irregular start and irregular connection to the diagnostic connector could be power or earth to the ecu.
Edited by Log1call, 24 October 2009 - 02:51 AM.
Posted 25 October 2009 - 10:33 PM
Posted 26 October 2009 - 01:35 AM
You can get the trouble codes out of the computer by connection two wires under the dash. That will make the check engine light flash a code. You don't need a code reader.
Have a read here and try to get the trouble codes...
Once you have the codes come back and tell us what they are and we can interperate them for you or tell you what you need to check next.
Because you reckoned the mechanics code reader didn't work right I'm suspecting there will/may be a fault with power or earths to the ecu/car's computer. Try for the codes, if you can't get them then you need to check the power supply etc.
Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:53 PM
Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:45 AM
"I'd be suspecting the key switch first. If it cranks for a while then it's not likely to be the battery. The intermittent no go sounds like a key switch problem. The hard starting could be caused by the key/no start signal. The high idle could be caused by the no start."
So I'd say you mate Murray will be right.
Oh, by the way, your mech Murry sounds like a good guy to me. We see far too many wild guesses and hastily fitted parts that end up costing the customer money. It's a good sign that he is talking it through with you and explaining his reasoning. I don't like fitting parts till I'm sure they are the problem either and I always try and get my customers to(well the ones that can afford the time and possible inconveniance), To try things in steps, working our way through the probabilities and options. It takes good faith on the part of the customer and the mechanic but it's the better way to get to the real root of the problem and it's a hell of a lot cheaper in the long run.
Edited by Log1call, 27 October 2009 - 12:54 AM.
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